Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics Division

Physics Division Seminars

Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124  (FAX): (865) 574-1268


Tue., April 01, 2014, at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (refreshments served at 2:40 pm)

Reactor Neutrino Oscillation Experiments

Robert D. McKeown, Deputy Director of Science, Jefferson Laboratory, Newport News, VA
ORNL, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room

The study of antineutrinos emitted by nuclear reactors has been very important in the history of neutrino physics, going back to the first detection of reactor antineutrinos in the 1950ís. More recently, experiments with reactor neutrinos have been very successful in establishing the pattern of neutrino mixing and oscillations. Two years ago the Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment reported a surprisingly large value of the last unknown mixing angle θ13. I will review these results, including more recent results from Daya Bay. Prospects for future studies to study sterile neutrinos and possibly determine the neutrino mass hierarchy will also be discussed.

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri